FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2013
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will hold a special bilingual Mass of Thanksgiving in celebration of the election of His Holiness Pope Francis.
The Eucharistic celebration will be held on Monday, March 18th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, 240 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. Bishop DiMarzio will be joined by priests and deacons of the Diocese, as well as parishioners who are invited to celebrate the election of the new Vicar of Christ. A special invitation is made to the Latino community here in Brooklyn and Queens, and in particular to those from Argentina, as we celebrate a bilingual Mass for the first Pope from Latin America.
“St. Francis of Assisi is closely identified with the poor,” said Bishop DiMarzio. “In choosing such a name, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, signified that we are called to be a Church in service to the most vulnerable.”